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13 May, 2013

Charlottesville Blogging: Walking Around the University of Virginia

Posted in : Travel Guide for Charlottesville - VA on by : becca
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After a great brunch, Ben and I decided to take a stroll around the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson also designed most of the notable architecture on the main campus, which is where we took that stroll. No official tour; we went where the pretty buildings and Ben’s Ingress portals called.
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10 May, 2013

Charlottesville Blogging: Brunch Downtown at Rapture

Comments : 3 Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville - VA, Dining in Charlottesville - VA, Restaurants, Spirits on by : becca
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I have blogged about Charlottesville’s downtown mall before, but the brunch that trip was not so memorable, and Charlottesville is a town that brunches, so I needed to fix that. Most places offer brunch until at least 3 pm on the weekend, and that’s a beautiful, beautiful practice for this late riser. I decided we
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6 May, 2013

Charlottesville Blogging: Dinner at Mas

Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville - VA, Dining in Charlottesville - VA, Restaurants on by : becca
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Last year, Ben and I spent a weekend in Charlottesville, VA, which I blogged about previously here, here, and here. We happened to pick the weekend a derecho hit the East Coast, which is only relevant to this blog because we got a free hotel stay from that natural disaster. Yay? I use the question
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6 August, 2012

Monticello Blogging: Visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Estate

Comments : 5 Posted in : Travel Guide for Charlottesville - VA on by : becca
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Monticello is located just outside of Charlottesville, VA. It took maybe fifteen minutes to get there from the town. You drive up a small country road and eventually park at the visitor’s center. The large center houses a gift store, museum, theater for viewing Monticello’s history, and a café. It’s also where you buy admission
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30 July, 2012

Charlottesville Blogging 2: More Eating and Some Drinking!

Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville - VA, Dining in Charlottesville - VA, Restaurants, Travel Guide for Charlottesville - VA on by : becca
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Welcome to the second half of our Charlottesville weekend trip! My local friend had recommended a slew of restaurants for a nice dinner out in Charlottesville, but Ben rejected them all, settling instead on L’Étoile (817 West Main Street). Because it had been his birthday a few days earlier, he got to choose, and I
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20 July, 2012

Charlottesville Blogging: Downtown Food and the Downtown Mall

Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville - VA, Coffee Shops, Dining in Charlottesville - VA, Restaurants, Travel Guide for Charlottesville - VA on by : becca
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Our most recent weekend getaway was to Charlottesville, a college town in Virginia that also happens to be a prime tourist destination due to its central location for visiting wineries and the Blue Ridge mountains. I’d also heard that it has an impressive food scene, and I’m always game for investigating such claims. So we
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